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Beer, live music and local food — Sedgwick as night spot?

Summer nights at Strong Brewing Co. in Sedgwick are about to be a lot more festive. The Sedgwick Board of Selectmen issued a special amusement license that will allow the brewery to host live music,...

Women: Want startup funding? Ask another woman

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Women entrepreneurs may have a better chance of getting financing and eventually having an exit for their startup if they are financed by venture capitalists with female partners, a Harvard Business...

Maine entrepreneurs awarded $752K through MTI

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The Maine Technology Institute has approved 32 Seed Grant applications from entrepreneurs during the month of June, totaling $752,599 in fields including biotechnology, composite materials,...

Fed funds awarded for telemedicine and rural broadband access

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Maine continues to get significant funding boosts from the federal government as four school districts and MaineHealth, a rural health care provider, have been awarded a total of $1,644,596 through...

Communities reap the benefits, feel the crunch, of summer festivals

The Maine Lobster Festival, the Moxie Festival, the Maine Blueberry Festival are a sure sign of summer in the state where countless festivals take place almost weekly. But how do you measure the...

Retail stores prompt financial offerings by Ramblers Way

Lori Valigra |

A series of fund raises totaling $10 million by sustainable clothing company Ramblers Way Farm, which was founded by Tom's of Maine founders Tom and Kate Chappell in 2009, will be used for working...

Maine startups come out big with $1.3M in MTI funds

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The Maine Technology Institute approved three loans and six grant applications for the month of July totaling $1,310,983 to Maine businesses specializing in advancements in the fields of composite...

Five fire departments get $551K federal boost

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U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $551,431 in grant funding to five fire departments in the state.

Greenlight Maine picks 26 semifinalists for Season 2

Lori Valigra |

Greenlight Maine, an entrepreneurial pitch contest with a $200,000 purse, wasted no time in whittling down its Season 2 entrants to 26 semifinalists this past Saturday at Husson University's...

Brotherly brains of custom-auto shop expand into the world of BBQ

Twisted Iron Customs, a Wiscasset-based custom motorcycle and automobile maker, has expanded the brand into the world of barbecue and other casual culinary offerings with the opening of Twisted Iron...